The return of Johnny Depp to the Pirates Of The Caribbean film series was finally confirmed by The Sun. They reported that filming for the sixth part will begin in early February 2023, and it will be titled “A day at sea.”
The magazine also reported that Bruce Hendricks, tapped to serve as executive producer on the sequel, worked on the first three films.
Johnny Depp’s film series started with “The Curse of the Black Pearl” in 2003 and ended with the fifth movie in 2017. The five films collected over $4 billion globally, but due to his ex-wife’s accusation of abuse, he was not able to participate in future movies. After a trial that proved these allegations were false, Depp is now suing for defamation defend himself .
Consequently, over 800,000 people petitioned for Johnny Depp’s return as the character “Jack Sparrow.”
Recently, Margot Robbie cancelled a female-starring pirate movie project that was previously announced. Some speculated that the company had decided to work on the film series only after Depp was removed from it.
Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer of the Pirates of the Caribbean films which starred Depp before he won his case against Amber Heard, told the Sunday Times that there were two more scripts for Pirates of the Caribbean in development.
When asked about Johnny Depp’s role in future “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, Bruckheimer replied that no decisions have been made at this time.
Johnny Depp has accused Disney of cutting ties with him after The Washington Post published Amber Heard’s article. He also stated last year that he would not return to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, regardless of how much money was offered.
Johnny Depp returns to court
Johnny Depp’s legal team has filed a formal appeal against Amber Heard’s wrongful victory in the counterclaim, arguing that the ruling was wrong and should be overturned. This comes after a multi-million dollar defamation trial.
The lawyers of Hollywood actor said that the ruling in favor of Aquaman star was fatally flawed, while those who Depp’s case should stand.
On June 1, a jury of seven people found that Heard defamed her ex-husband in a 2018 Washington Post opinion piece about domestic violence though Depp’s name was not mentioned. As a result, Depp won all three defamation lawsuits against Heard and was awarded $10 million in damages from her. In contrast, Heard only won one of the three counterclaims against Depp and received $2 million in Damages from him.
New legal cases from Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Heard’s announcement to appeal the ruling prompted Depp’s team to do the same in order to explain why they believed he should not be held accountable for his lawyer’s comments. The case was filed in Virginia’s Court of Appeals.
Deeb’s lawyer, Adam Waldman, made the aforementioned statement to the Daily Mail on April 27th, 2020. The jury found that Waldman was acting as Depp’s agent when he made these comments about Heard’s abuse claims being a hoax; this counterclaim alleges that the actor is indirectly responsible for whatever comments Mr. makes.
According to Law & Crime Network, who published the court documents online, Depp’s legal team argues that: “Even though the ruling was inDepp’s favor, the trial court still had to deal with a lot of new and complicated legal and factual issues. The majority of these cases were decided reasonably and correctly by the trial court, but some judgments were wrong.”
The documents state that Ms. Heard did not present any evidence at trial showing that Mr. Depp was personally involved in directing or making any of Waldman’s statements.